Jafria was created in 1979 to protect interests of the Shia minority in
Pakistan under the name of Tehreek e Nifaz Fiqah Jafria
. The organization
was later split into two groups’ one group led by Allama Hamid Moosavi and
the other group headed by Allama Arif Husseini which was named Tehreek e
Jafria in 1994.
After the death of Allama Arif Husseini in 1988, Allama Sajid Naqvi became
the leader of Tehreek e Jafria